Solar for Business Incentives Opening May 2021

Sales and Marketing Manager - Solar 1 Electrical

From May 2021, rebates of up to $3,500 will be available for eligible Victorian small businesses to reduce the up-front cost of installing solar panels.

The Solar for Business Program is a new initiative designed to support Victorian small businesses to reduce their energy costs by accessing the benefits of renewable energy.

This initiative will bring down energy bills for small businesses by reducing the upfront cost of the installation of an approved small-scale solar PV system up to 30kW.

To support the economic recovery of Victorian small businesses and the broader solar sector, 15,000 solar PV rebates will be available over the next three years.

From May 2021, rebates will cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a rooftop solar system with small businesses eligible for a rebate of up to $3,500 to reduce the upfront cost of installing solar on their business premises.

The Solar for Business Program will initially be available to businesses operating in their own premises, before expanding soon after to include businesses that rent their premises.

Ownership of a premises also includes a property which is owned by an associated entity such as a Family Trust, Holding Company or Self Managed Super Fund.

Am I eligible?

To receive a small business solar rebate, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be the owner of a business which has less than 20 employees
  • Operate from premises that are not considered residential
  • Operate from premises that are individually metered
  • Have your system installed by a Solar Homes approved solar retailer as detailed on Solar Victoria’s website
  • Install a solar system with a PV capacity size up to 30kW, and detailed on the Solar Homes approved product list.

If your home is your main place of business and you meet the eligibility criteria for the residential program, you may be eligible for a Solar Homes rebate.

Eligible businesses will be able to apply for a small business rebate of up to $3,500, through the Solar Victoria portal from May 2021.

The rebate is only available for installations which occur following the program formally opening for applications in May. Systems installed prior will not be eligible for a rebate. 

Leah O'Shea

Sales and Marketing Manager - Solar 1 Electrical

Responsible for planning and implementing residential and commercial sales, budgets, forecasting and reporting.
Researching, developing and implementing all marketing opportunities including print, digital, radio, trade shows and lead generation.
Manage both sales and administration employees including HR procedures, performance management and training.
Perform managerial duties to meet the company's operational and growth plans.

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